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Ex-Manchester United striker Diego Forlan joins Hong Kong club Kitchee

In attack, Diego Forlan will be the main attacking threat for Mumbai, who have not conceded a goal in four games.
Diego Forlan in action for Mumbai City.

Hong Kong Premier League side Kitchee have announced the signing of former Manchester United and Uruguay striker Diego Forlan.

Forlan, who won the Golden Ball Award for the best player at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, arrives as Kitchee prepare for the group phase of the AFC Champions League next month.

Kitchee revealed his signing on their Facebook page on Thursday. He is due to arrive in Hong Kong on Jan. 10 and will be unveiled at a news conference the following day.

Forlan, 38, played...

Hong Kong fans renew anthem protest despite AFC punishment warning

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Hong Kong fans again jeered the anthem against Lebanon.

Hong Kong fans again defied the threat of punishment from the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) on Tuesday when they jeered the Chinese national anthem ahead of the Asian Cup qualifying defeat to Lebanon.

Last month, the AFC warned that the Hong Kong Football Association (HKFA) risked punishment if fans continued to boo "The March of the Volunteers" after it was jeered ahead of the meeting with Malaysia.

Before the match against Lebanon, some fans turned their back on flag as the anthem was played.


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Philippines draw with Nepal, blow chance to make Asian Cup

Coach Thomas Dooley will now have to wait until March to see if Philippines can qualify.

Philippines blew a great chance to seal their place at the 2019 AFC Asian Cup as they laboured to a 0-0 draw in Nepal.

The Azkals will now have to avoid defeat at home to Tajikistan in next March's final Group F fixture after Tajikistan and Yemen also played out a goalless draw. Thomas Dooley's side remain two points clear at the top of the group and favourites to progress to their first-ever Asian Cup finals.

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However, a draw at a country 60 places below them in the FIFA rankings is a major...

Hong Kong facing AFC action if fans continue booing China anthem

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Hong Kong fans booed China's national anthem ahead of the friendly with Bahrain.

Disgruntled football fans run the risk of further action being taken against the Hong Kong Football Association (HKFA) by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) next week as a small group continued their protest against the playing of China's national anthem.

Hong Kong meet Lebanon in the qualifying rounds of the AFC Asian Cup on Tuesday, just five days after fans again jeered the "March of the Volunteers" before the team's friendly with Bahrain on Thursday evening.

No action is likely to be taken...

Hong Kong warned by AFC over fans' booing of China's national anthem

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has warned the Hong Kong Football Association (HKFA) over the future conduct of its team's fans after they jeered China's national anthem during a recent AFC Asian Cup qualifying win over Malaysia.

A section of Hong Kong's supporters turned their backs on the national flag and booed during the playing of the Chinese national anthem, "The March of the Volunteers," prior to the start of the game, which Hong Kong won 2-0.

Hong Kong, an autonomous territory in...